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Helping Your Picky Eater

Helping Your Picky Eater

Is your child a “Picky Eater?” Does he eat only 3 things? Does she reject anything new?  Do you prepare a separate meal just for her?  As a mom whose kiddo used to eat just a few bites at every meal, I feel your pain!  As […]

Phenomenal Grilled Green Chicken

Phenomenal Grilled Green Chicken

Courtesy of Michelle Tam, “Nom Nom” Paleo yields 4 servings This zingy, herby green Paleo marinade is downright magical because it transforms chicken into the best dang dish you’ve ever eaten.  Make a double batch and freeze one! Ingredients 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and […]

2-Ingredient Pancakes

2-Ingredient Pancakes

  I love pancakes, and these were a REVELATION when I first made them!  Just 2 ingredients in a blender and you are done.  I suggest using a very thin spatula and a little practice in flipping… Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 banana Instructions: Blend ingredients […]

Nutrition 101: Eat Your Minerals!

Nutrition 101: Eat Your Minerals!

Welcome to the next in my Nutrition 101 blog series.  Previous posts covered the nutrient dense diet, digestion, blood sugar balance, and fatty acids.  This post explains why and how you should eat your minerals. We need 7 macrominerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur) […]

Beginner Green Smoothie Recipe

Beginner Green Smoothie Recipe

I just LOVE this cookbook, “Green Smoothie Revolution” by Victoria Boutenko.  Try this very simple but delicious recipe from the book for a beginner green smoothie.  You can substitute spinach for kale if you’re not ready for that yet! Ingredients: 1 pint strawberries (fresh or […]

Beans & Greens Soup (With or Without Sausage)

Beans & Greens Soup (With or Without Sausage)

    Beans & Greens Soup (With or Without Sausage) It’s always soup season for me!  This is such an easy and SATISFYING soup that you should definitely try. And if you love this recipe, you can get more REAL food recipes from my friend Liza’s cookbook “Fl!p […]

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

Courtesy of Dr. Amy Myers, this recipe for chocolate mousse is so YUMMY, with a big serving of healthy fat and very little sugar!  (Makes 1 serving)     Ingredients: 1 can full fat coconut milk chilled in fridge overnight 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder […]

Nutrition 101: REAL Food

Nutrition 101: REAL Food

Welcome to my Nutrition 101 blog series, where I explain the foundations of good nutrition (and ultimately good health), one “bite” at a time.  These are the principles I learned in nutrition school, and I am sharing the condensed version with you! In this first […]

How to Eat More Veggies

How to Eat More Veggies

  Eat more vegetables!  It’s the ONE piece of nutritional advice that every health care professional can agree on, but that few people follow.  Vegetables are chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.  Just today, I read an article explaining exactly WHY fiber is so […]

Easy Ranch Dressing

Easy Ranch Dressing

  Combine these ingredients and mix well.  Can be made thicker if using as a dip (add more mayo & less buttermilk). 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup mayo 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper chopped parsley, to taste  



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